In case you didn't see the post in the seed exchange board ....I'll be putting together the GVGO membership packs again this year. I hope everyone enjoyed them and put them to good use this season. The weigh off season is over so that means the seed harvesting season has begun. This is a great way to get your seeds out there to other growers. Last year I think I did up about 240 packs so if you want every pack to have your seed please send in 240-250 (It really helps if you include a note with how many packs are included). We really need more of the "other" giants like Long Gourds, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Field Pumpkin, Green Squash, as well as the "other other" giants like carrots, beets, cabbage, rutabaga, cucumber, and others. So once you get the seeds harvested, dried properly, packaged and labelled (individually is preferred but bulk seeds will be packaged as time permits) please send them to me;
37 Stewarttown Road
Georgetown Ontario L7G 4S5
Last year, one package from a grower never arrived, out of 35 packages, although Canada Post says it was delivered (we have security cameras so were able to determine that it never was delivered). Unfortunately these were likely the best seeds that would have been in your seed pack, but they never did show up anywhere. If you are sending top of the line, irreplaceable, best in show seeds, feel free to send them "signature required" just to be on the safe side.
I plan on putting together the packages the same way as last year, and it went as follows; Everyone that sent in seeds was given pretty much a complete set of everything that was sent in (except their own). After that, I started filling the seed packs weekly as I got an update on memberships paid. So the earlier you paid your membership, the better selection you got in your seed pack. That being said, last year the selection was great so everyone got a great pack but if you are paying your membership in March instead of January there may be a few seeds that we have run out of by then. Also, if you have any special requests (certain vegetables you are looking for or certain vegetables you will never grow) just send along a note or email me pumpkin1088 at outlook dot com.
Attention Hot Pepper lovers, I just got a package of seeds from Lucy Goodwin & Mike Aasman for the membership packs and each pack contains seeds from 2 big tomatoes PLUS 7 different Hot Peppers. Looks like enough for every GVGO membership pack; Peach Bhut Jolokia, Carolina Reaper, 7 Pot Primo, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Naga Viper, Chocolate Bhut Jolokia, and Yellow Thai. WOW, Thank-you!
Seeds arrived from Gary Klages, some nice HD winner potential. Thanks. As far as I know there are two more seed packs on the way from Lucy Goodwin and Sebastian Suski. If anyone else is sending in seeds please let me know as I will be putting together the packs soon.
Picked up seeds at the post office from Jim and Kelsey Bryson and Don Crews. Thank You all very much.
Seeds arrived safe and sound from Ben Carter and Doug English this week, plus I have a couple parcel delivery notices I have go to the Post Office tomorrow to pick up as I was away on vacation for the past week. So just in case you are wondering if your package came, I will let you know tomorrow what 2 are awaiting me at the Post Office.
A big box of GIANT bell pepper and GIANT pumpkin seeds from Chris Lyons showed up today. Thank-You!
Pumpkin seeds from Ryan Hoelke arrived today. Thanks!
Pumpkin, Long Gourd, and Tall Sunflower seeds from Fred Hain arrived today. Thank-you! The membership packs are starting to look pretty good again this year.
A couple of seedpacks with pumpkin seeds came today. One from Norm Kyle and another from Jeff Warner. Thanks!
A BIG box of seeds arrived today from the Hunts. Tomatoes, Pumpkin, Squash, Rutabaga, and Watermelon. Thank You!
A nice box of Squash seeds arrived today from Joe Jutras. A great addition to the membership packs. Thank-You!
Some great pumpkin seeds arrived today from Dr. Bob Liggett for the GVGO membership packs. Thanks!
Our seeds will be sent out this week some time. We have 8 sets of 220 seed packs, including our 3 pumpkins, 917# squash, 2 - 5#+ Tomatoes, 137# watermelon & our rutabaga. It's a big box, so I'll make sure it needs to be signed for.
Thanks everyone that have sent in seeds so far but I sure hope there are more on the way. Last year we received seeds from over 30 growers. So far this year I've received seeds from 5 growers. We especially need seeds from the "other" categories. Even if you don't think you had a great year, there is someone out there that might plant your seeds or even give them away to interested potential growers so please get your seeds packed up and send them in as soon as possible. I will start assembling the packs in January and send them out in February.
Giant Pumpkin, Squash, Field Pumpkin, and Bushel Gourd seeds arrived today from Todd Kline. Thank You!
A big box of seeds from Johnston/Butler arrived today (squash, tomatoes, cucs, and cabbage). Thank You!
Thanks for the replys everyone . John I will send you an email.
Brad sent some to me last year to spread around. I will bring some to the GVGO seminar in the spring to give out or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements
Not sure if there will be any available in the seed pack, but if not, I'm sure we can hook you up with some seeds. Brad Wursten is our go-to guy for these types of seeds. I'll check my "other giant seeds" container to see if I have some you can have. Maybe someone on this site would have some to spare. If so, please contact us & we'll forward them onto you.
Hope this helps.
Jane & Phil
Hi all. Just wondering . Will any giant beets be available? Would like to give these a try. Thanks
I've received seeds from Brad Wursten, Johnston & Butler, Jim Reid, Mike Demers. With just these few packs we already have a great mix of stuff. Glass Gem Corn, Squash, Giant Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Giant Cucumber. Plus I'll be adding Giant Pepper and Giant Pumpkin, and Field Pumpkin to the mix as well. Keep the seeds rolling in. I'll post here when your seeds arrive so you can make sure they made it.